chun·​ter | \ ˈchən-tər How to pronounce chunter (audio) \
chuntered; chuntering; chunters

Definition of chunter

intransitive verb

: to talk in a low inarticulate way : mutter

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Synonyms & Antonyms for chunter


grunt, mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter


speak out, speak up

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Examples of chunter in a Sentence

in Hyde Park a clearly disturbed man was chuntering about something

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Pedal power had been supplanted by chuntering motorbikes and, ever more, the polished chrome of Audis and SUVs. Time, "The Trouble with Sharing: China's Bike Fever Has Reached Saturation Point," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of chunter

1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chunter

probably of imitative origin

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involving a confidence or trust

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